Tuesday, June 13, 2006

just me

Does it bother anyone else that the US forces surrounded a house, had a criminal cornered, and then bombed the crap out of him? I don't mourn the loss of this particular individual, but this is out and out assassination. We didn't even attempt to capture al-Zarqawi. I think the world is better off without him. I really do.

If he had shot at our forces, and we returned fire, I would have no problem. If we had tried to capture him, and he resisted and was killed -- again, no problem. But we dropped a bomb on a man who was outnumbered and outgunned. We killed his wife and child along with him. Nice civilized behaviour.

Part of what bothers me is that it doesn't seem to bother anyone else. How we accomplish something no longer seems to matter. We want the results, and don't care about the means.

Oh well, I guess its just me.

1 comment:

cl-sandy said...

I have a little problem with it too, BUT...

They've tried to find him. They've tried to capture him. He's responsible for the deaths of many. Unfortunately, this was apparently the only way they knew for certain would neutralize him.

I don't like it, but frankly if this was the only sort of way to take out Bin Laden, I'd recognize the necessity.

However, I don't think that taking out either of these men will dishearten the cause. Al Qaeda is a hydra--you chop off one head and many will take its place.